Friday, December 18, 2015

Digit-al Dozen Does Traditions; Day 4

These nails aren't your typical holidays nails, but that's what I was going for!  I wanted to do candy cane stripes but not the typical striped nails so thought I would use this super cool image from Infinity 116 for some candy cane like nails.  We love candy canes at our house; not only to eat but loads of decorations; candy cane lights outside, decorations on the tree, and even used in holiday baking!  Which make them perfect for a tradition mani for Day 4 of Digital Dozen week!

Started with a base of two coats of Sally Hansen Insta-dri Rapid Red, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and OPI Love. Angel. Music. Baby.  no top coat.

Added coat of Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC to all fingers except pinky.

Using an image from Infinity 116, stamped using Girly Bits White Wedding and Fire Engine Red Stamping Polishes.  

Girly Bits recently released a stamping plate and stamping polishes.  This is Girly Bits Fire Engine Red Stamping Polish**; highly pigmented, odour free and no blurring, either with the stamping or when top coat was applied.  The formula was awesome for a stamping polish and stamped really well!  I've been using a lot of the Girly Bits stamping polishes in my recent holiday mani's and haven't had an issue with any of them.  I'll be doing a more comprehensive post on them soon!

Decided the nails needed a little bit more so painted nail studs using the stamping polishes.  I sure wish there were more coloured metal circle and square studs; while I have painted a few to match manis, it isn't the easiest thing to do painting them.

When they were dry, added to nails.  In hindsight, these are a bit too large for my nails and not really sure if they added anything to the mani but didn't mind them. 

Topped with Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC to finish and secure nails studs.  

Here's the other ladies Day 4 nails!

Thanks for looking!

**Item provided for review; see disclosure policy.


  1. I like the twist on traditional candy cane nails! How do you hold the studs still while you paint them.

    1. I don't hold them. For these, I painted them on the UberChic mat, then when they were maybe 50% dry, moved them to a different spot on the mat with a cuticle stick so that they wouldn't stay stuck in the polish. HTH!

  2. This is a nice twist on the traditional candy cane mani. I always admire when you paint nail studs. I don't think I would have the patience for that lol.

  3. I think it would of been great to have two white buttons on top of the more red nails and one red button the more white nail....and for the gold i almost would do a black one..but that might look toooo weird


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